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US Songwriter Allee Willis passed away at the age of 72

American songwriter Allee Willis has died at the age of 72 on December 24, 2019. The news of her death was confirmed today by her partner Prudence Fenton.

The 72-year-old died from a heart attack at her home in Los Angeles yesterday.  Willis is known for composing ‘I’ll Be There for You’ by The Rembrandts.

She was chosen for an Emmy Award for ‘I’ll Be There For You’, which was used as the theme song for the sitcom Friends.

Furthermore, she also won two Grammy Awards for Beverly Hills Cop and The Color Purple.

Her long term partner confirmed the news of her death by his Instagram. He wrote: “Rest In Boogie Wonderland Nov 10,1947-December 24, 2019.”

Moreover, she also collaborated with Earth, Wind & Fire to compose the hit ‘Boogie Wonderland’, and produced ‘September’.  

She was enlisted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.

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